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The fight against Coventry's cannabis factories and the criminals who profit

Police are battling on a daily basis to stem the tide of illegal cannabis farms in cities such as Coventry.

The latest cannabis find in the city saw cops seize over £200,000 worth of plants in a drugs raid on a house on Oliver Street in Foleshill.

It is one of a number of successful ...

2019-07-20 08:35 open_in_new
Over a quarter of crimes in Coventry were violent or sexual offences

More than one in every four crimes in Coventry in May were classified as a violent or sexual offence.

The latest figures show that 820 of the 2,831 total incidents during the month were placed in that category, which includes crimes such as rape, sexual assault, common assault and grievous ...

2019-07-20 08:35 open_in_new
New McDonald’s drive-thru plans revealed with just one change from previous submission

McDonald’s has revealed new plans for a drive-thru in Coventry making just one change from the proposals that drew hundreds of objections.

And residents have still voiced concerns over the proposed scheme.

The fast-food giant withdrew an application on the car park of Asda, on ...

2019-07-20 08:35 open_in_new
Police to launch gun amnesty - hand them in and no questions will be asked

Guns and ammunition can be handed in at Nuneaton Police Station as part of a national amnesty to get the dangerous weapons off the streets.

It starts this Saturday (July 20) and will run for two weeks giving people the chance to safely dispose of a firearm by handing it in to the police - ...

2019-07-17 16:32 open_in_new
How Coventry City could benefit from former striker who moved on a free

Coventry City will benefit financially if the club's former striker Jonson Clarke-Harris is sold this summer.

The 24-year-old former City Academy graduate switched to League One rivals Bristol Rovers on transfer deadline day in January and promptly helped pull the club away from the ...

2019-07-17 16:32 open_in_new
Child safety issues raised in service monitoring criminals

A local probation service which supervises offenders has been told to improve after a recent inspection raised concerns over public safety.

HM Inspectorate of Probation spent two weeks inspecting the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) earlier this year and ...

2019-07-17 16:32 open_in_new
New student flats approved for Coventry

A new three storey student accommodation block has been given the green light in Coventry.

Plans to demolish the existing buildings on the corner of Minster Road and Holyhead Road have now been given the go-ahead - and these will be replaced with new rooms for the city's ...

2019-07-16 06:56 open_in_new
How Coventry "career criminal" will have freedom limited once out of prison

When Coventry criminal Fitz O'Brian Mahoney gets out of prison, he still won't have his full freedom.

The now 41-year-old is one of hundreds across the country who will have restrictions imposed on him by the National Crime Agency (NCA) once his sentence is up.

He has been ...

2019-07-16 06:56 open_in_new
Title challenge eyed as Coventry City loan link addressed

Coventry City continue to be linked with Rangers’ forward Glenn Middleton.

The 19-year-old winger is reported to be wanted by three clubs, including the Sky Blues, after manager Steven Gerrard indicated he would be made available for a loan deal this season in order to further his ...

2019-07-16 06:56 open_in_new
This enormous space-themed maze is launching near Birmingham

Want to try something new over the summer holiday?

This enormous maze is opening offering a massive three miles of paths, bridges and viewing towers tracing through a 10 acres maize field.

Launching on July 13, families will be able to navigate the space-themed maze that's been ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
The pre-travel purchases that can save you big money on your holiday

When planning a city break, everybody is left with the same dilemma when it comes to booking accomodation. 

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a hotel, an apartment or an apart-hotel, one of the most important factors is location .  

Before you can kick off your shoes and ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
Holly Willoughby launches Marks and Spencer collection this month

Marks and Spencer launch another highly anticipated collection with the nation's sweetheart this week.

Holly Willoughby has fast become a style icon in recent years, with her outfit choices on ITV's This Morning going viral with avid viewers wanting to know where she gets them ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
Holly Willoughby launches Marks and Spencer collection this month

Marks and Spencer launch another highly anticipated collection with the nation's sweetheart this week.

Holly Willoughby has fast become a style icon in recent years, with her outfit choices on ITV's This Morning going viral with avid viewers wanting to know where she gets them ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
The pre-travel purchases that can save you big money on your holiday

When planning a city break, everybody is left with the same dilemma when it comes to booking accomodation.

Whether you're looking for a hotel, a hotel, an apartment or an apart-hotel, one of the most important factors is location .

Before you can kick off your shoes and relax, ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
LIVE: Knife attack leaves man in hospital

Police and paramedics were called to a knife attack in Coventry city centre today.

A number of officers and medics were in Cross Cheaping, outside KFC, following the incident which also caught the attention of a large number of passers-by.

West Midlands Police say a man has suffered ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
Man suffers knife wounds in city centre attack

A man suffered serious injuries in a knife attack in Coventry city centre.

The victim was found with slash wounds to both of his arms after making his way to Cross Cheaping at around 4.30pm on Monday (July 15).

It is believed that he was attacked either in, or just off, nearby Palmer ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
This enormous space-themed maze is launching near Birmingham

Want to try something new over the summer holiday?

This enormous maze is opening offering a massive three miles of paths, bridges and viewing towers tracing through a 10 acres maize field.

Launching on July 13, families will be able to navigate the space-themed maze that's been ...

2019-07-15 21:29 open_in_new
Wasps' Gallagher Premiership fixtures revealed: Dai Young's side discover 2019/20 schedule

Newly-promoted London Irish will be Wasps' first opponents in the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season.

The Exiles, who were relegated in 2017/18 before cantering to the Championship title last term, will visit the Ricoh Aena in round one .

Wasps' first away game will see ...

2019-07-15 13:05 open_in_new
Inspirational band made up of people with learning disabilities hits high note

A special band made up of Coventry people with learning difficulties is celebrating after raising £6,000 to continue their work.

The Notables, formed in 1997, is the only band of its type in the West Midlands.

It brings together young people and adults with learning disabilities and ...

2019-07-15 13:05 open_in_new
Weekend dementia care cut at centre

Coventry City Council has agreed to cease weekend services at a dementia day centre.

A cabinet meeting voted through the changes at Maymorn Day Centre, in Everdon Road, Holbrooks, this week, citing a lack of use.

The service had offered 25 places Monday to Friday – a total of 125 ...

2019-07-15 13:05 open_in_new
Ghosthunters terrified when doll says 'I want to burn your eyes out'

Ghosthunters have branded a doll the 'most haunted item' in the UK.

It comes after paranormal investigators heard a creepy doll saying 'I want to burn your eyes out' during a ghost hunt in Wales.

The terrifying moment was captured on camera by Danny Moss of Pick ...

2019-07-15 13:05 open_in_new